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PA Scope of Practice Laws

Interactive PA Scope of Practice Law Guide

All PAs must practice with a collaborating physician; however, state laws dictate the extent of that relationship. This interactive guide provides an overview of PA scope of practice laws by state with regard to the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act from the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). For more information on specific state laws, consult your state’s PA practice act.

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Key for State Practice Laws for NPs chart


"Licensure" as Regulatory Term

Full Prescriptive Authority

Scope of Practice Determined on Site

Adaptable Supervision Requirements

Cosignature Requirements Determined at the Practice Level

No Limit on Number of PAs a Physician Can Supervise

Interactive Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice laws chart
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

This chart is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice.


Last Updated: 7/13/2016